I will admit that I am still in the phase of discovering the different mediums that I can make my art in. My hope is that I continue to do this for the rest of my career but it's always fun to step into an area that you've never really tried before. I've never put a lot of time into working in watercolor but what is drawn me to a recently is this mix of control and lack of control. As an artist I've always started off with wanting a lot of control in my work so I've always relied on line. And trust me there's nothing wrong with relying on line to make your heart but for me it always felt safe and somehow constricting. I wanted to find a different sort of freedom and almost at discomfort in my work. Painting and more generically creating art is something magical for me because I can't see what I'm doing until I'm done and when I am done, I can't believe that I was the person that made that thing. This is especially true with watercolor. With watercolor, you have to give away some of your control to water and you can't be as meticulous and you can't constantly refine refine refine, but that's what is great about it! And it's why I am glad to be adding it to my Painting arsenal.
Ben J Hutchison
I am an aspiring children's book writer and illustrator.